Cat is separate item from center and rear muffler. Ebay listing for 94-95 164
No it does not.Hello all,
I'm going to be replacing the muffler in my 164L pretty soon and I was wondering what you would recommend. I was thinking about getting the ANSA muffler from Jason but then I saw this on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...ME:B:WNASIF:MT:12&viewitem=&item=190033704614
Now my question is this. I know my catalytic converter is shot (rotten egg smell) so if I went with the eBay ANSA system would that replace my cat too? Excuse my ignorance when it comes to auto mechanics.
I agree, not my favorite either. Although Remus no longer makes specific 164 stuff anymore they have a very nice universal same quality and a elongated oval tip that goes all the way back into the silencer. These are way better quality than OEM, they are powder coated, chrome tip and sound amazing on the 164, either one. Or as Del said use the S/Q rear silencer. Looks betterI thought as well that the stock LS tail piece was pretty tacky looking, kinda Pontiac Firebird. I went with the S tail piece. Fit's ok with a little adjustment and looks much better. The Stebro to me is too expensive even though it is stainless.
Those do look like they are good quality, are they not built in Germany? I can't remember off hand?My 91 S has the complete Stebro cat back system. It is very well built, but at cruising speeds 85-90 it has a odd resonance at times. Stebro is very hard to deal with and they rarely meet their time deadlines. Recently installed a B/L center exhaust system from Vick's made by Imasaf. It was well built and fit right. It cost a little over $100 if my memory is correct. The problem with exhaust is that it is very subjective.
I agree with you as well. Subtle sounds so much nicer than loud. I have stock Euro exhaust through mine with a remus and it sounds nice, fairly stock sound, with just a hint of deep rumble. But when up at higher speeds or RPM it is not loud and annoying.My S had an IAP replacement exhaust about three years ago and it sounds great. Not too loud or abrasive and I've had a few S owners ask me what I was running. My L lived it's life near the ocean and when I bought it, it had a grapefruit sized hole in the muffler. One of my best friends owns a exhaust shop and slapped on a $25.00 (cost) muffler to shut it up and it even sounds decent. My point is it really comes down to what you want as far as sound goes. Some like Stebro, Magnaflow or Ansa but to me subtle is the way to go.